MADRID -- Three quick thoughts from the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu as Real Madrid end a bad week with a straightforward 2-0 La Liga win over Levante on Sunday night.
1. Redemption for Bale
A game in which Madrid at least steadied the ship after a stormy week was in particular about Gareth Bale getting back on the score sheet and answering his critics in his own preferred way.
Bale had been copping a lot of flak recently from fans and pundits, some of whom argued after the two defeats in four...